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What is a Rock Garden?

July 17, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

As the name suggests, rock gardens are gardens that are designed to emphasize the use of different rocks and stones in combination with different plants. Homeowners can use rock gardens to tackle problem areas in their yards or build up flat areas, while others simply want to get more creative with their space and create

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How Water Features Can Enhance Your Backyard

July 2, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

Water features are a great way to add a beautiful and interesting flare to your backyard or garden. While a pond is one of the most popular ways to transform your space, there are plenty of other ideas for incorporating water features and creating a tranquil, stunning area your whole family will love to spend

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5 Reasons Why Stone Outperforms Other Materials

October 25, 2018 by Grand River Natural Stone

Did you know natural stone was one of the first building materials ever used? From large buildings and bridges to backyard stone pathways and retaining walls, natural stone has been used for its versatility and reliability. Plus, natural stone outperforms other materials time and again. Why? Well, natural stone has a low environmental impact, it’s

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5 Flagstone Projects You Want to Replicate

August 1, 2018 by Grand River Natural Stone

5 flagstone projects you want to replicate Flagstone has a very distinct look, is low maintenance, natural, and pulls together the various features of any landscape. It’s an easy natural stone material to work with for do-it-yourself-ers, whether in traditional roles (like a patio) or more modern designs (as raised garden edging). If you want

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4 Creative Ways to Use Ledgestone in Your Interior Renovations

April 5, 2018 by Grand River Natural Stone

4 creative ways to use ledgestone in your renovations A ledgestone feature inside your home will never look dated. Stone features are timeless, even when used in non-traditional ways. Just because your home renovation doesn’t include a facelift for your fireplace doesn’t mean ledgestone features are out of the picture. This thin veneer cut from

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Do It Yourself! Why Most DIY Homeowners Choose Brick Veneer

January 22, 2018 by Grand River Natural Stone

How Your DIY Family Can Get that Classic Brick Look If there’s one type of project most do it yourself homeowners can’t take on, it’s brick. Bricklaying is a special skill and even if you completed multiple home renovations over the years, you probably never did it yourself. No big deal. You can still get

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How to Install Thin Stone Veneer on Your Indoor or Outdoor Fireplace

October 2, 2015 by Grand River Natural Stone

A fireplace is a cozy way to spend fall evenings. And installing thin stone veneer on your indoor or outdoor fireplace is full of great benefits, such as: Giving it a rustic and charming appearance Protecting it from the outdoor elements Extending your enjoyment of the fireplace for the season The best part is that

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What Kind of Natural Stone is Best for What Use?

September 16, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

When visiting local landscaping suppliers in search of natural paving, wall and pathway products, it is easy to become overwhelmed with the variety of choices available. Most suppliers offer both manufactured and natural products with different characteristics and purposes. Understanding how a few of the most popular of these are made and used should help

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Which is Better, Natural Stone or Interlocking Concrete Pavers?

April 16, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

Deciding on the best material for home patio or walkway projects is a fun but challenging process. Homeowners have to balance appearance, style, ease of construction, durability and cost. Fortunately, there are some excellent materials that score high in all of these categories. Natural stone pavers and interlocking concrete pavers are two of the best

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Choosing the Right Retaining Wall Material

February 27, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

Retaining walls are one of the most dramatic and effective ways to improve the appearance of your home landscape while increasing the amount of useable space in your yard. If you want to expand the area for a patio project or create raised planting beds, a retaining wall is often your best option. There are

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